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Recycling, reuse and rehabilitation of mine wastes

Citation

Lottermoser, BG, Recycling, reuse and rehabilitation of mine wastes, Elements, 7, (6) pp. 405-410. ISSN 1811-5209 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2011 the Mineralogical Society of America.

DOI: doi:10.2113/gselements.7.6.405

Abstract

If we want to ensure a sustainable future for the human race, we must learn to prevent, minimize, reuse and recycle waste. Reuse of mine wastes allows their beneficial application, whereas recycling extracts resource ingredients or converts wastes into valuable products. Yet, today, many of the proposed reuse and recycling concepts for mine wastes are not economic. Consequently, the great majority of mine wastes are still being placed into waste storage facilities. Significant research efforts are required to develop cost-effective reuse and recycling options and to prevent the migration of contaminants from rehabilitated waste repositories in the long term.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:recycling Mine wastes pollution
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geochemistry
Research Field:Geochemistry not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Land and Water Management
Objective Field:Mining Land and Water Management
Author:Lottermoser, BG (Professor Bernd Lottermoser)
ID Code:74920
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:30
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:2011-12-15
Last Modified:2012-09-17
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